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instauration

[ in-staw-rey-shuhn ]
/ ˌɪn stɔˈreɪ ʃən /
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noun

Obsolete. an act of instituting something; establishment.

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Origin of instauration

First recorded in 1595–1605; from Latin instaurātiōn- (stem of instaurātiō ) “a renewing, repeating”; see origin at in-2, store, -ation

OTHER WORDS FROM instauration

in·stau·ra·tor [in-staw-rey-ter], /ˈɪn stɔˌreɪ tər/, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for instauration

  • There, while he despairs of finishing what was intended for the sixth part of his Instauration, how nobly he despairs!

  • He had finally (about 1607) settled the plan of the Great Instauration, and began to call it by that name.

    Bacon|Richard William Church

British Dictionary definitions for instauration

instauration
/ (ˌɪnstɔːˈreɪʃən) /

noun

rare restoration or renewal

Derived forms of instauration

instaurator, noun

Word Origin for instauration

C17: from Latin instaurātiō, from instaurāre to renew
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